Hi Ab.400, I'm sure I made your day with my post, right?
I doubt that Delta has a need for the A3XX or the 747X, and since they nearly have an exclusivity deal with Boeing, they would go 747X if you ask me.
I think there will be several launch customers for the passenger A3XX like SIA, Air France, Emirates, Virgin, Malaysian (?), Cathay (?), BA (??)..., but I'm pretty sure that SIA will get the first aircraft for publicity reasons.
With that new aircraft and new levels of comfort they would be "the airline even other airlines talk about" again.
What about the chances that LH and BA order the A3XX?
I think they could get the A3XX from 2007 on when they are free delivery positions available (assuming that the launch customers would get about 60 aircraft).
Would be nice to hear your comments (and Udo, where are you?).